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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Portland, Oregon, is 4.60%, with job growth of 2.88%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 41.15%.

Portland, Oregon Taxes
Portland, Oregon,sales tax rate is 0.00%. Income tax is 9.00%.

Portland, Oregon Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $32,438, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $53,230.

  ECONOMYPortland, OregonUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  4.60%5.20%
  Recent Job Growth  2.88%1.59%
  Future Job Growth  41.15%37.98%
  Sales Taxes  0.00%6.00%
  Income Taxes  9.00%4.60%
  Income per Cap.  $32,438$28,555
  Household Income  $53,230$53,482
  Family Median Income  $69,048$65,443
  ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  Income Less Than 15K  14.31%12.55%
  Income between 15K and 20K  5.11%5.36%
  Income between 20K and 30K  10.08%10.42%
  Income between 30K and 40K  9.51%9.80%
  Income between 40K and 50K  8.52%8.80%
  Income between 50K and 60K  7.31%7.90%
  Income between 60K and 75K  9.76%9.93%
  Income between 75K and 100K  12.16%12.16%
  Income between 100K and 150K  13.27%13.01%
  Income between 150K and 200K  4.68%5.04%
  Income greater than 200K  5.31%5.03%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  9.52%14.54%
  Engineering, computers, science  2.52%5.34%
  Community, social services  3.36%1.67%
  Legal  0.00%1.16%
  Education, library  3.92%6.13%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  0.00%1.91%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  0.00%5.67%
  Healthcare support  0.00%2.51%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  2.24%2.23%
  Food preparation, serving  10.08%5.76%
  Building maintenance  11.77%4.01%
  Personal care  8.12%3.65%
  Sales, office, administrative support  17.93%24.36%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  15.41%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  12.05%8.24%
  Production, transportation, material moving  3.08%12.09%

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  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
Great place! No jobs : (
Portland is a truly vibrant city, people are very friendly and easy going. However, finding work in Portland is harder than finding a needle in a hay... (read more)
Hard Place to Make it
There are so many things going for Portland...overall it is pretty ideal, but it is a hard place to make ends meet. The job market has become so over-saturated with... (read more)
Doing business in Portland, Oregon
I have lived in Oregon all my life. In thoes 66 years I have seen Oregon's economy extensively fluctuate and her political climate change to the point that I don't... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
The kids' table
But now I'm done. Have lived here for over a decade and am leaving, finally. Portland is a wonderful city with great potential. Problem is, there's a wide streak of... (read more)
Portland pros and cons
I moved to Portland in 2012, so I'm still a relative newcomer. Before coming to Portland, I lived in Santa Cruz, Mt. View, Gilroy, and Palo Alto -- all cities in... (read more)
Beautiful Region
If your a hiker this is an amazing place to live. The Coast, Columbia Gorge and Mt Hood will keep you busy for years. Portland, as a city is average at best, but the... (read more)
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